Point Park University men’s basketball coach hoping to make Olympic gold

PITTSBURGH — Point Park University men’s basketball coach Joe Lewandowski is hoping to win Olympic gold in Tokyo this summer.

He’s in Graz, Austria, working to become part of the first-ever USA Basketball 3x3 men’s team to make it to the Olympics.

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This week is the Olympic qualifier with 20 teams divided into four groups. The top three teams advance to the games.

According to the university, Lewandowski has been training with the USA men’s team for the past month, and he’s been with the program since 2012.

The men play their first game on Thursday. They’re in the same group as Belgium, Kazakhstan, Lithuania and South Korea.

The Tokyo Olympics kick off Friday, July 23.